Friday, October 23, 2009


This past weekend we had my daughter baptized and had friends and family gathered for the event. A few Yankee transplants, one being the Godmother, were discussing squirrel and the eating thereof. They were speaking in disbelief that one would eat them. Knowing my grandmother-in-law and her culinary background I grabbed her to explain how to cook squirrel.

She explained that you boil it until it falls off the bone, then pick it apart and serve it with dumplings like you would chicken and dumplings. At that point they knew that eating squirrel was for real.  Nannie also mentioned you could serve it with gravy possibly over rice or biscuits.

Got a squirrel recipe or story?  Share them in the comments.

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Kathryn said...

Knew a guy from Sylagauga who used to squirell hunt with his brother when they were young but they would cut the heads off before bringing them home cause they knew mama and daddy would want to fry the squirell brains in the skillet - the best part of the squirell they said. And the boys just hated the thought of it - it grossed them out.